Proceedings Volume 2007


2007 Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Boundary Layers

Jack Whitehead and Claudia Cenedese, Directors
Joseph Pedlosky and Steven Lentz, Principal Lecturers
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA  02543

Lecture Notes taken by GFD Fellows


Principal Lectures

Preface (pdf)

Lecture 1 (pdf)

Boundary Layers

Lecture 2 (pdf)

Boundary Layers

Lecture 3 (pdf)

Boundary Layers: stratified fluids

Lecture 4 (pdf)

Observational evidence for the Ekman layer

Lecture 5 (pdf)

Boundary Layers: sloping bottoms in a stratified, rotating fluid

Lecture 6 (pdf)

Stress driven flow with a sloping bottom

Lecture 7 (pdf)

Boundary Layers: homogeneous ocean circulation

Lecture 8 (pdf)

Boundary Layers: homogeneous ocean circulation

Lecture 9 (pdf)

Internal boundary layers in the ocean circulation

Lecture 10 (pdf)

Internal boundary layers in the ocean circulation


Fellows' Reports

Internal wave radiation from gravity current down a slope in a stratified fluid (pdf)

Jeroen Hazewinkel, Amsterdam University

Variations in sea surface temperature due to near surface straining flow (pdf)

Andrew Wells, University of Cambridge

The stability of boundary layer flows (pdf)

Jan Zika, University of New South Wales

Double Diffusive effects in a Dam Break Experiment (pdf)

Frederic Laliberte, New York University

Convection of a van der Waals fluid near the critical point (pdf)

Henrik van Lengerich, Cornell University

Instability theory of swirling flows with suction (pdf)

Basile Gallet, Ecole Normale Superieure

Nonlinear Ekman dynamics for an advective flow (pdf)

Rebecca W. Dell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

An experimental study of the circular internal hydraulic jump (pdf)

Iva Kavcic, University of Zagreb

Length and shape of a lava tube (pdf)

Miranda Holmes, Courant Institute of Mathematics

Simultaneous differential diffusion under weak turbulence (pdf)

Angel Ruiz-Angulo, Caltech